Remembering the BlackBerry Bold 9000

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Back in August 2008, BlackBerry was still the King of the smartphone world and parent company Research In Motion was worth $ 70 billion. But things were beginning to change. Apple had just released the Apple iPhone 3G weeks before, adding many of the features that iPhone users were missing from the OG handset including faster 3G connectivity. It also added the App Store.

Meanwhile, in Waterloo, BlackBerry executives were about to release the most ambitious BlackBerry to date. Still not yet ready to tackle the iPhone’s touchscreen (that would come with the launch of BlackBerry’s next phone, …